December 3, 2016

CloudConnect and Java 8: Install Latest CloudConnect Version

For CloudConnect users

We have updated CloudConnect to use Java 8.

How does this affect you?
Download and install the latest CloudConnect version, 113.0.0, which is available at the GoodData Developer portal.
Perform a full new installation of the latest version to a different location, or uninstall your current CloudConnect and install the latest version from scratch.

What will happen to the older CloudConnect versions?

  • If you stay with your current version of CloudConnect, you will be receiving the updates only up to version 112.0.0 at most. You will not get any update to bring your CloudConnect up to a version later than 112.0.0.
  • CloudConnect version 112.0.0 and earlier use Java 7. The versions of CloudConnect that use Java below Version 8 are deprecated immediately and will stop working on February 9, 2017.

Important! Do not perform a check for updates from your current version of CloudConnect: this will upgrade your CloudConnect only to version 112.0.0, which still uses Java 7. To move to the latest version (113.0.0) correctly, you must perform a full new installation of the latest version.

Learn more:
CloudConnect
CloudConnect System Requirements

 

Life Cycle Management Improvements

Various improvements have been made to GoodData Life Cycle Management that now allow you to do the following:

  • Execute provisioning by segment - Inclusion of segment filter allows you to provision objects (dashboards, measures, etc.) by segment.
  • Execute assignment of client to segments - A new API parameter (DeleteExtraInSegments) for bulk client updates allows you better control when assigning clients to segments.
  • Synchronize Reports & Measures not on a dashboard - reports and measures are now synchronised completely even when measures and reports are not on the dashboard.
  • Updated class synchronization classes/categories.

Learn more:
API: Life Cycle Management
Life Cycle Management

 

Date Filters: Hide Panel for Specifying Arbitrary Time Interval

For a date filter on a dashboard, you can now determine whether to allow the dashboard users to specify an arbitrary time interval for the filter, or restrict the users to the predefined time ranges only.

By default, a date filter shows the panel for specifying an arbitrary time interval. However, you can now choose to hide it via the newly added Selection option in the filter's configuration. For more details, see Filter for Dates.

This is how the dashboard users see the filter when the panel for specifying an arbitrary time interval is displayed:

    

And this is how the dashboard users see the filter when the panel for specifying an arbitrary time interval is hidden, and the users can select from the predefined time ranges only:

    

 

Upcoming End-of-life: /etl/pull

On December 31, 2016, we are going to stop supporting the /etl/pull REST API resource. The resource was replaced with the /etl/pull2 resource. The /etl/pull2 resource is asynchronous, allows for a faster data upload, and helps avoid time-outs.

Action needed:
If you use custom code to call the /etl/pull resource, change it to use /etl/pull2. Do so before December 31, 2016. For the instructions, see Data Upload API Resource.

We will post a separate announcement when the resource end-of-life happens.

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